9

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Martin McDonagh

An extraordinarily well written film about messed up people who redeem themselves in the worst possible ways for all the right reasons.

7

Justice League

Zack Snyder

Batman puts the band together and the DC Heroes come out to play.

8

COCO

Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina

A boy must choose between his family and his dreams when he’s lost in the Afterlife on the Day of the Dead.

9

Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater

A Linklater film that’s not about slackers who need to grow up but about grown-up adults dealing with loss and regrets.

8

Murder on the Orient Express

Kenneth Branagh

Murder on the Orient Express is the story of the World’s Greatest Detective, Hercule Poirot, who while on an impromptu train ride back to London meets an American, Mr. Ratchett, who is then killed overnight.

7

TV Show [P]Review: The Punisher

Andy Goddard, Marc Jobst, Kari Skogland, Stephen Surjik, Jeremy Webb

A methodical, tautly written revenge story turned crime drama that hurts because of its unflinching truth.

9

Thor: Ragnarok

Taika Waititi

This is Thor’s Winter Soldier. Yes, it is exactly that much of a game-changer.

9

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Yorgos Lanthimos

Imagine falling for 121 minutes into a nightmare so absurdly psychotic, you’re left shaken by it’s brilliance.

4

The Snowman

Tomas Alfredson

Save yourself the headache, watch the trailer three times and do vodka shots each time you see coffee beans or a snowman.

7

Tragedy Girls

Tyler MacIntyre

‘Tragedy Girls’ is and isn’t what it seems to be—don’t get it twisted, it is a very good horror comedy—but like any charming psychopath the movie grabs you with its duality and its duplicity.